Tasneem Tayeb | The Daily Star
  • Tasneem Tayeb

  • Are present efforts enough to salvage the Iran nuclear deal?

    History was made on this day in 2015, when Iran agreed to the landmark nuclear deal, better known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
  • Kushner’s $50-billion irony of the century

    Jared Kushner, the US president’s senior adviser and son-in-law, recently unveiled in Manama an economic proposal to settle the decades-long Israel-Palestine conflict. He billed it as the “opportunity of the century”.
  • Morsi’s end perhaps lay in his beginning

    On June 17, 2019, Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s first and only democratically elected president, died inside a glass cage, in an Egyptian courtroom, during the course of an espionage trial. The 67-year-old former president apparently suffered for a full 20 minutes before
  • Sudan’s lone journey towards democracy

    On the morning of June 3, the world woke up to the news of a harrowing, bloody crackdown on peaceful civilian protesters on the streets of Khartoum by the RSF (Rapid Support Forces, a newfangled name of the notorious Janjaweed militia)—under the command of the infamous Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, also known as Hemeti, the mastermind behind the genocide in Darfur. The fault of the protesters? Demand for a civilian transitional governing body, following the fall of Omar al-Bashir, Sudan’s president of 30 years.
  • The plight of the displaced: Are we doing enough?

    Rfugee. Although the word is relatively new, appearing in the English language for the first time circa late 17th century, its story is as old as time itself.